Free Online Conference Just for Catholic Moms A brand new experience for moms is coming March 6 – 9 that is designed to meet their needs and daily demands. Catholic Conference 4 Moms will be hosting an online conference entirely for free! Diocese of St. Augustine The Catholic Church of North Florida 2018 Midterm Elections – Candidate Surveys Do you know where the candidates stand? Casting your votes responsibly requires you to be informed Each election cycle, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) conducts the Candidate Questionnaire Project in an effort to assist Catholics and the broader community with the obligation to become informed voters. The FCCB invites all 2018 U.S. Congressional, […] Statement from Bishop Felipe J. Estévez in response to the failure of Church leadership to protect the Lord’s flock Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is with profound sadness and shame that I write to you, the people of God of the Diocese of St. Augustine, regarding the crisis our church now faces. Many of you have written to me, emailed and responded through social media. I have read your concerns, and I […] Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter Monthly Meeting The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium (2609 Park Street) in Jacksonville from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All those interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors, illustrators, etc.) are invited. Refreshments served with […] President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican stating, “Let me ask you to hold us to all of these resolutions,” as U.S. Bishops’ Offer Firm Resolve to Address “Moral Catastrophe” August 16, 2018 Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops this week. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, along with initial steps of […] Bishop Estévez Remains Fully Committed to Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults On Tuesday, August 14, a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report on widespread sexual child abuse involving 301 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses. According to the report, the abuses occurred over a 70 year period and involved more than 1,000 victims and their families. And even more horrific, the report said church leaders knew of […] BASA Ministry Highlight Did you know? There are Parish Family Life Coordinators in 35 parishes within the Diocese of St. Augustine. The mission of this network of volunteers is to promote a culture of marriage and family through training and resources provided by the Diocese of St. Augustine Office of Family Life. Your faithful support of the Bishop’s […] Florida Catholic Conference Announcements – Election Season The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops recommends publishing the following announcements in parish bulletins beginning three Sundays before both the Primary and General Elections. Parishes may choose from the three sample announcements provided or use all three. Recommended publication prior to Primary Election: August 12, 19 and 26 Recommended publication prior to General Election: October […] Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends is an educational seminar, created by Dr. Bruce Fisher, for those adjusting to the end of a love relationship through separation, divorce, abandonment, or death. The 10-week Rebuilding Program offers an ecumenical, comprehensive guide as well as a support system to help in the healing process. The next session begins […] Best Practices Workshops in Adult Faith Formation – Sign-up today! Since Vatican II, the Church has officially published more than eight documents calling for adults to be the center of the Church’s formational mission. Now more than ever, adults need to be equipped to share their faith in new and engaging ways to the next generations of believers. For most adults, the catechesis they received […] Celebrating Catechetical Sunday – “Enlisting Witnesses for Christ” The third Sunday of September in the United States is celebrated as Catechetical Sunday in honor to acknowledge and commission those who are catechists. In his encyclical Redemptoris Missio, Pope John Paul II, said, “Among the laity who become evangelizers, catechists have a place of honor…Catechists are among those who have received Christ’s command to […] Click Here to view News from the Diocese of St. Augustine.